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While New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rails against FEMA and the government response to Hurricane Sandy, his wife's charity has donated exactly ZERO dollars of $32 million raised for relief.

From the Asbury Park Press:

The Sandy relief fund chaired by New Jersey first lady Mary Pat Christie has raised more than $32 million so far. But four months after the superstorm, none of that aid has reached storm victims yet.

In an interview, Mary Pat Christie pointed to the logistical challenge of starting a charity from scratch, the relief fund’s focus on addressing long-term recovery needs, instead of short-term relief, and her own “methodical” approach to putting the proper resources and safeguards in place, as reasons for the delay.

And how does that compare to other fundraising efforts in the aftermath?
The deliberate pace of Mary Pat Christie’s 4-month-old charity contrasts with the Robin Hood Foundation’s rapid turnaround of the $67 million raised by the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief.

To date, Robin Hood has awarded more than $50 million in grants to dozens of nonprofit groups, with nearly 40 percent of the funds earmarked for relief efforts in New Jersey. The foundation expects to commit almost all of the remaining concert money by the end of the month.

Her video interview is below, the full story is available at The Asbury Park Press.

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 02:11 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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